Black Stars’ all-time top scorer, Asamoah Gyan, has maintained that he is still the General Captain of the senior national team since he has not been told the position is given to someone else.
The Black Stars General Captainship position came about when the Black Stars’ captainship was transferred to Andre Ayew by former coach, Kwesi Appiah, before the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
The 34-year-old center-forward was ripped off the position not to his willingness, forcing him to prematurely retire from the Black Stars, only returning after a Presidential intervention, and was named General Captain in the lead up to the 2019 AFCON.
The 109-featured Ghana international stated that he’s still consulted on vital Black Stars issues even though he’s unattached to any club at the moment since leaving India side, NorthEast United, in January.
“It looks like [I am no longer general captain of Black Stars] but they have not said that they are giving that position to someone else, so, I think I am still the general captain”, Gyan stated on Adom TV.
“That is the position they gave me. I know that right now they have named captains of the team, but I want them to tell me that this player is the general captain because they’ve put me there.
“I am usually consulted by management with ideas because of my experience in the national team.
“I came to the national team in 2003. Where were the current breed of players then? So, they know that I know a lot of things.
“There are some trivial issues that I am usually consulted for my advice. With what I have achieved in the national team, you cannot make a decision and leave me in the dark.
“Right now, I am at home. If I’m given the general captain, I will feel some way about it but since I have not been told that it has been given to someone else [I am still general captain].”
In early September 2020, Black Stars coach, C. K Akonnor maintained Andre Ayew as the captain with Thomas Partey and Richard Ofori as his first and second deputies, respectively, without a mention of General Captain.